Chain Fall, Come-A-Long, and Lifting Component Inspection Guidelines
Chain falls are great lifting equipment options when you need portability.
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Sometimes chain hoists include two chain falls for maximum protection. How often should chain falls and chain hoist equipment be inspected?
Use the Chain Fall, Come-A-Long, and Lifting Component Inspection Guidelines mobile app to guide you through a pre-use inspection before using the equipment to ensure that it will be able to handle the load.
Note: If the equipment becomes damaged during use, it should be removed from service and destroyed immediately. All equipment shall undergo an annual inspection by a competent person. The annual inspection shall include the tagging of the equipment with a “Yearly Color” . An OSHA ""competent person"" is defined as ""one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them"" .
This Chain Fall, Come-A-Long, and Lifting Component Inspection Guidelines mobile app will walk you through all the important parts to check. You can customize the app to include more parts as well. Related parts you may want to cover include: wire ropes, manual chains, safety laches, hook latches and swivel hooks.
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